Owned my Purist reel for over 20 years now and have yet to see any reel that matches it for functionality, simplicity, and light weight. I love the fact that I can continue to improve the versatility by purchasing spare spools for this "antique". The finish of the newer spools is not quite the same, but the fit is perfect. I own a dozen or more Waterworks Lamson reels. The P-1 is, and always will be, my favorite.